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Raeford awards $8.000 to NC State University students

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ROSE HILL, N.C. \!q – House of Raeford has awarded  the 2015 Marvin and Grace Johnson Poultry Scholarships  to Chandler Keck and Amanda Wheaton, students studying poultry science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Each was awarded a $4,000 scholarship.

Keck is a rising sophomore and poultry science and animal science major, and Amanda Wheaton is a rising senior and poultry science major.

“These high-achieving students represent the future of the poultry industry,” said Bob Johnson, CEO of House of Raeford Farms. “We could not be more proud to support their education and their aspirations. They are what our investments in our future leaders are all about, and we are honored to play a role in their development.”

The scholarship endowment recognizes the contributions of E. Marvin Johnson and his wife, Grace Powell Johnson, to the poultry and food industries. Johnson Poultry Scholarships have been provided to eight N.C. State students since the fall of 2009.

Marvin Johnson’s family founded what is today House of Raeford Farms Inc., which sells chicken products and operates growout operations and processing facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana.

Priority for the scholarships is given to applicants from communities where the company has processing and farm operations. In addition to tuition and fees, scholarship recipients have the opportunity to participate in summer internships coordinated by House of Raeford Farms and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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